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Hildene

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Gardens, History Museums
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens,... more » Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I would never recommend this place to anyone. Especially as a wedding venue. The give you no choice and force you to use their own vendors.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's worth a visit just to hear the pipe organ playing! Wonderful! So interesting to see the rooms and historical furnishings. A great bonus is to go inside the beautifully restored Pullman car. I would love to have an event at this facility!

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Morrisville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband I are history buffs, so we loved touring Hildene. People who complain about the price are probably people who don't understand how expensive it is to restore and maintain such a beautiful place. Loved the exhibit upstairs on Lincoln's state of the union, such a great way to create a museum feel but still keep most of the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a nice visit to Hildene, which is a lovely, well preserved mansion that was built by Lincoln's only surviving son. Really interesting history, beautiful grounds. Definitely take time to see the fully refurbished Pullman car a few yards from the home.

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited this beautiful estate in February, on a bright, sunny day with snow on the ground. The views are beautiful, and I would imagine you could spend a very agreeable full day here in the summer months with a picnic in the grounds. The house itself was interesting, and there is a museum upstairs where we were very excited... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We hoped to be able to snowshoe or ski some of the trails here, but unfortunately the weather had other ideas. But we still decided it was worth the stop to learn more about the estate. For any history buff, especially Lincoln fans, it is worth the visit, to learn about Lincoln's son and just to see a house from... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This estate was very interesting to visit. I never knew that President Lincoln's lineage ended at this estate. His son, who became CEO of the Pullman Car Company, lived there. The have a refurbished Pullman car on the premises as well. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went on a nice snowshoeing trail. Visited the historic buildings. I'm 30 weeks pregnant and still was able to walk the 2 mile trail. A must see while in Vermont!

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Glenwood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This house built by Abraham Lincoln's son is lovely. The grounds are magnificent -- we snowshoed from the house to the farm to the Pullman car. We were very impressed with the latter -- even on a snowy day there was a docent there to answer questions & give us interesting facts, (the owner of Hildene was an executive with... More

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Let alone the historical aspect. They have many trails of various difficulties for cross country skiing and snowshoeing - great way to spend some time in the outdoors

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